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Christmas and New Year in Rome's Museums

Christmas and New Year opening hours for Rome museums.

Rome's city-run museums will be open on 24 December, Christmas Eve, and on 31 December, New Year's Eve, from 10.00 to 14.00.

They will be closed on 25 December, Christmas Day, however on 26 December they will be open and follow their normal opening hours.

Rome city museums will be closed on 1 January 2024 but open on 6 January, a public holiday for the Feast of the Epiphany or La Befana, following normal opening hours.

The next day, Sunday 7 January, municipal and state-run museums in Rome will be open for free as part of the monthly free-entry initiative.

Many state-run museums and archaeological sites in Rome and across Italy will be open, or partly open, on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, for full details see culture ministry website.

Details of exhibitions on over Christmas can be found in the What's On section of the Wanted in Rome website.

For detailed information about the opening hours of museums in Rome over the festive season see city website.

Cover image: Capitoline Museums. Photo credit: 977_ReX_977 /

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